It joins others in the Bellevue Literary Press pathographies series that consider how disease affects populations both from a medical and a cultural perspective, and it provides close inspection of the aspirin industry's processes and responses, controversies revolving around treatments of and research into Reye's syndrome
, and how the politics of public health management can at times work against the very populations it's charged with protecting.
A diagnosis of Reye's syndrome
includes a review of the available history as well as laboratory investigations.
The advice is being introduced due to a theoretical risk these products could increase the possibility of a child developing Reye's syndrome
- a rare but serious condition.
The use of aspirin in young children is contraindicated, owing to the risk of Reye's syndrome
, a rare but serious complication.
Several studies have linked the use of aspirin to the development of Reye's syndrome
in children recovering from cold, influenza or chickenpox, said International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) physician Dr Farooq Ahmed.
It is now recognized that many inborn errors of metabolism were likely misdiagnosed as Reye's syndrome
before they were identified during the 1980s, and the incidence of Reye's syndrome
has markedly diminished since their recognition.
These cases therefore were provisionally classified as Reye's syndrome
Since about 1980, most doctors have considered aspirin too risky to give to children, even for such purposes as cold-symptom relief, because it increases risk of Reye's syndrome
Aspirin is associated with the serious disease Reye's syndrome
Use of aspirin during a viral illness has been associated with Reye's syndrome
, which causes neuorlogic symptoms and liver disease.
It opposed the spruce budworm spray program because of concerns about higher incidents of Reye's Syndrome
, a potentially deadly condition, in communities where the spraying had taken place.
People with chickenpox should never take aspirin or any medicine that contains aspirin because it can increase the chances of getting a very serious disease called Reye's syndrome
Sophie, 25, offered to help out Sinead when she heard about the gruelling charity cycle she's planned in Chile to raise cash for the Reye's Syndrome
The couple lost one child, Sean, as a crib death, and their 12-year-old daughter, Dealyn, to Reye's syndrome
But he added that the education campaign may be more important than the label, citing Reye's syndrome
as an example.